Tang, Watson and Yong all Bag Triton Poker Titles in North Cyprus

May 25, 2023
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Andrew Burnett

Danny Tang, Mike Watson and Richard Yong all added Triton titles to their already impressive poker resumes this week, the post-Main Event tournaments a mix of highstakes NLH Turbo, PLO and Short Deck...

Danny Tang actually bagged the $50,000 NLH Turbo tournament while the Main Event - won by Jason Koon - was still at the final table. The Hong Kong pro’s second Triton trophy of the year came with a $545,000 payout, his 4th cash of the Triton Poker SHR North Cyprus stop.

Tang defeated Santosh Suvarna heads-up, the Indian looking for his own second Triton win, having taken down the series opener at the Merit Royal Hotel & casino in Kyrenia.

The final hand saw Suvarna shove the turn with a double-gutter, only to brick against Tang’s top pair.
Suvarna: 9♦ 5♠
Tang: 7♠ 8♠

Flop: 6♦ 4♣ 8♥
Turn: 2♦
River: Q♠


Event #12 – $50,000 NLH Turbo

Entries: 32 (inc. 12 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,600,000

1

Danny Tang

$545,000

2

Santhosh Suvarna

$376,000

3

Igor Yaroshevsky

$240,000

4

Brian Kim

$184,000

5

Ding Biao

$144,000

6

Dao Minh Phu

$111,000

Next up for the highstakes crew was the $30k buy-in PLO event #13, with 22 players and 34 entries chasing just six paid spots.

The final table featured two Hungarians, the country’s leading moneywinner Laszlo Bujtas looking to bag a second Triton title, but it was Canadian Mike “SirWatts” Watson who would eventually prevail.

Watson defeated Ukraine’s Andriy Lyubovetskiy for the trophy, the final hand coming in the first big pot of heads-up play, all the chips going in on the flop..

Watson: Q♠ J♦ 7♦ 6♥
Lyubovetskiy: A♦ K♥ J♥ 4♦

Flop: J♣ 5♠ 2♠
Turn: Q♦
River: 7♠


Event #13 – $30,000 Pot Limit Omaha

Entries: 34 (inc. 12 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,020,000

1

Mike Watson

$347,000

2

Andriy Lyubovetskiy

$239,500

3

Gergo Nagy

$153,000

4

Laszlo Bujtas

$117,000

5

Eddie Ke Ti Tran

$92,000

6

Daniel Perkusic

$71,500


Event #15 on the schedule (event 14, like event 4, is left out of Triton schedules due to the number 4 being considered unlucky in Chinese culture) was the first Short Deck tournament of the North Cyprus stop, a $25k-buy-in precursor to the $50k Short Deck Main Event.

The fun-filled and action-packed 36-card variant is always a delight for those watching at home, sometimes less so for the players...

A stacked final table saw Yong crack Ewe’s aces on the river and face off with Chris Brewer for the title, a topsy-turvy battle ending with a monster flop for Triton Poker co-founder Yong...

Yong: A♥ 7♠
Brewer: J♦ J♣

Flop: A♣ Q♣ Q♠
Turn: 6♦
River: 9♦


Event #15 – $25,000 Short Deck Ante-Only (Two Bullets)

Entries: 38 (inc. 19 re-entries)
Prize pool: $950,000

1

Richard Yong

$323,000

2

Chris Brewer

$222,000

3

Anson Ewe

$143,000

4

Stephen Chidwick

$110,000

5

Mikita Badziakouski

$85,500

6

Mike Watson

$66,500

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